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Mindful Moveme...

Lunch

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Chair Yoga

Lunch

Poker

Wii Bowling

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Friday Fitness

Lunch

Lunch & Le...

BINGO!

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Move & Gro...

Lunch

Monday Movie M...

Nickels Rummy

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Better Body Ba...

Lunch

Case Managemen...

BINGO!

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Mindful Moveme...

Lunch

Sign Language...

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Chair Yoga

Lunch

Poker

Wii Bowling

10

Friday Fitness

Silver Pride

Lunch

BINGO!

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UFO & Para...

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Move & Gro...

Lunch

Nickels Rummy

TV Trivia

14

Better Body Ba...

Lunch

Case Managemen...

BINGO!

15

Mindful Moveme...

Lunch

Sign Language...

16

Chair Yoga

Lunch

Poker

Wii Bowling

17

Friday Fitness

Lunch

Lunch & Le...

BINGO!

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20

Move & Gro...

Lunch

Nickels Rummy

21

Better Body Ba...

Lunch

Case Managemen...

BINGO!

22

Mindful Moveme...

Lunch

Sign Language...

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Chair Yoga

Lunch

Poker

Wii Bowling

24

Friday Fitness

Lunch

BINGO!

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26
27

CLOSED - MEMOR...

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Better Body Ba...

Lunch

Case Managemen...

BINGO!

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Mindful Moveme...

Lunch

Sign Language...

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Chair Yoga

Lunch

Poker

Wii Bowling

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Friday Fitness

Lunch

Lunch & Le...

BINGO!

 

Wednesday May 1, 2024

  • Mindful Movement & Guided Meditation

    Wednesday May 1, 2024 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM

    MINDFUL MOVEMENT & GUIDED MEDITATION with Jessie Reino


    Looking for a quieter practice?  This class is for you. Jessie will guide you through some gentle, chair based movement focused on connecting the breath and the body.  This will be followed by a short guided relaxation and Jessie will finish the class by guiding you through a themed meditation.  This practice can help ease anxiety and stress.  Increase focus, positive feelings and improve overall mood. Class starts at 10 am. $5 per class or purchase an exercise card (10 classes for $30).

  • Lunch

    Wednesday May 1, 2024 11:30 AM to 12:30 PM

  • Sign Language Class

    Wednesday May 1, 2024 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM

    SIGN LANGUAGE (ASL) CLASS COMING IN MAY


    Introduction to ASL and Deaf Culture.
    Wednesdays— May 1st through May 29th 2 PM—3 PM


    This five-session class will focus on proper hand shapes, sign space, parameter of a sign, alphabet, numbers, introductions, personal information, yes/no questions, basic greetings, and Deaf Culture. No previous Sign Language experience required nor expected! By Deaf Access Services.


    $20 for 5 weeks if paid in advance, or $5 per class day of.
    Register with Kim at the front desk.


     

Thursday May 2, 2024

  • Chair Yoga

    Thursday May 2, 2024 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM

    Jessie will guide you through this gentle chair yoga class that includes simple breath work, seated poses, standing poses using the chair for support and a guided relaxation at the end.  This class is beginner friendly.  You will leave the class feeling refreshed, relaxed and happy! Class starts at 10 am.

  • Lunch

    Thursday May 2, 2024 11:30 AM to 12:30 PM

  • Poker

    Thursday May 2, 2024 12:30 PM to 3:00 PM

    KNOW WHEN TO HOLD ‘EM!
    KNOW WHEN TO FOLD ‘EM!


    Join us for Texas Hold Em’ Poker - Beginners are welcome. We will be using nickels to gamble with so don’t forget to bring in your nickels or bring in a couple dollars and we can give you change. The format is Sit & Go so participants can join and leave when needed. Max bet for a hand is 25 cents and we will be playing with one blind which will stay at 1 nickel. No need to RSVP!
    Poker starts Thursday September 1st @ 12:30 pm.


     

  • Wii Bowling

    Thursday May 2, 2024 12:30 PM to 2:30 PM

    Wii Bowling is rolling into Thursdays for the Spring! 


    4 people can play at a time for a fun afternoon. 


    Beginners are welcome. 

Friday May 3, 2024

  • Friday Fitness

    Friday May 3, 2024 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM

    Shake your groove thing with Jessie in this accessible fitness class.  We will warm-up and get moving to some great music from all different decades.  Routines are simple, easy to follow and lots of fun!  All movements can be done seated in a chair or standing and are beginner friendly. Class starts at 10am. $5 per class or purchase an exercise card (10 classes for $30)


     

  • Lunch

    Friday May 3, 2024 11:30 AM to 12:30 PM

  • Lunch & Learn

    Friday May 3, 2024 11:30 AM to 12:30 PM

    University Express returns to the Tosh Collins Senior Center with another great line-up for the Spring Semester. Our Lunch & Learns have been so popular with some classes standing room only! Sign up with Kim at the front desk or call 822-4532 to register for lunch and to learn then stay for BINGO !


     


    Friday May 3- 11:30 AM
    Western New York First (and a couple seconds) with Alan Nowicki
    Take this fun journey through Western New York history with various facts and stories about the people, inventions and accomplishments that were first done in our area.


     


    Friday May 17- 11:30 AM
    Half a Century of Working Women
    with Cheryl McDonald
    From Irish immigrants arriving on ships to Rosie the Riveter building war planes, women have helped shape our city and beyond. Whether managing the world's largest box company or running a nightclub on Michigan Avenue, Buffalo women have not shied away from hard work and entrepreneurship. We’ll look at the period from 1900 to 1950 to meet some of these amazing women


     


    Friday May 31- 11:30 AM
    Buffalo's Sporting Life
    with Joe Wasik
    Are you a diehard Buffalo Sabres fan? Do you keep rooting for the Bills year after year? Are you just getting into all that Buffalo sports has to offer? Whether an aficionado or an amateur, this talk is for you! Presented through the eyes of a 60-year-old lifelong Buffalo sports fan, this talk will focus on professional sports in Buffalo through the years, including the history of the Bills, the Bisons, the Braves, the Sabres, and more


     


    Friday June 14- 11:30 AM
    The Irish and the Erie Canal
    with Michael McCarthy
    The Erie Canal was intended to be built with local labor however the further west they went the labor force dwindled. The canal was completed with the help of poor, unpopular, and unruly Irish immigrants. This presentation chronicles the issues and scope of the Irish intrusion.


     


    Friday June 28- 11:30 AM
    Remembering Buffalo's Yesteryear Restaurants
    with Marla Bujnicki
    Step back in time to when the Park Lane was a converted mansion on Gates Circle, Liberace was gaining popularity courtesy of the DiGuilio family- owned 3l Club, the Cloister was the place to be seen and you were spun around, albeit lightly, as you enjoyed a beverage at the Chez Ami. Both memories and taste buds will be revived as we recall and share some of our more memorable dining experiences.


     


    Friday July 12- 11:30 AM
    History of Buffalo Roadways: From Footpaths to Roundabouts!
    with Kenneth Kuminski
    We sure have come a long way from the unexplored wilderness our area was at the end of the Revolution in 1783! WNY is home to two major east-west transcontinental highways - Interstate 90, the longest route in the Interstate Highway System, and U.S. Route 20, the longest road in the older US Numbered Highway System and also the longest road in America. Join us to learn more fascinating history about our Buffalo Roadways.


     

  • BINGO!

    Friday May 3, 2024 12:30 PM to 2:00 PM

Monday May 6, 2024

  • Move & Groove Mondays

    Monday May 6, 2024 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM

    Move & Groove Mondays with Jess Reino. If you love Friday Fitness with Jess, you will love Move & Groove Monday..   We warm up and then get moving to some fun medium tempo music from your favorite artists.  We work on building strength using light weights as well as balance and coordination.  All movements can be done seated in a chair or standing.  Every class ends with a cool down, stretches and a smile.  Class starts at 10 AM. $5 per class or purchase an exercise card (10 classes for $30)

  • Lunch

    Monday May 6, 2024 11:30 AM to 12:30 PM

    The Tosh Collins Center is host to the Erie County Stay Fit Dining Program. A hot lunch will be served from 11:30 AM to 12:30 PM, with a suggest donation of $3 for seniors over 60 and $5 for everyone else. Reservations must be 24 hours in advance by call Kelly at 822-4532 x103 or email kelly@southbuffalo.org 


    Be sure to check out the menu for the month here https://www.southbuffalo.org/lunch

  • Monday Movie Matinee

    Monday May 6, 2024 12:30 PM to 2:30 PM

    The Oscars come to the Monday Movie Matinee with a selection of recent Oscar nominations and winners!


    April 1st– The Holdovers (2023)- A curmudgeonly instructor at a New England prep school remains on campus during Christmas break to babysit a handful of students with nowhere to go. He soon forms an unlikely bond with a brainy but damaged troublemaker, and with the school's head cook, a woman who just lost a son in the Vietnam War. Starring Paul Giamatti & Da’Vine Joy Randolph.


    April 8th– CLOSED


    April 15th– Marcel the Shell with Shoes On (2021)- Marcel, a 1-inch-tall shell, lives with his grandmother, Connie, the only residents of their town after their neighbors' sudden, mysterious disappearance. When discovered by a guest amongst the clutter of his Airbnb, the short film he posts online brings Marcel millions of passionate fans and a new hope of reuniting with his long-lost family. Starring Jenny Slate & Isabella Rossellini. AT 1:30 PM


    April 22nd- CLASSIC COMEDY HOUR- Enjoy a fine selection of classic episodes from the golden age of television. For April, we’ll be watching The Mary Tyler Moore Show.


    April 29th & May 6th– Oppenheimer (2023)- During World War II, Lt. Gen. Leslie Groves Jr. appoints physicist J. Robert Oppenheimer to work on the top-secret Manhattan Project. Oppenheimer and a team of scientists spend years developing and designing the atomic bomb. Their work comes to fruition on July 16, 1945, as they witness the world's first nuclear explosion, forever changing the course of history. Starring Cillian Murphy, Emily Blunt, Robert Downey Jr. Part 1– 4/29, Part 2– 5/6.


     

  • Nickels Rummy

    Monday May 6, 2024 12:30 PM to 2:00 PM

    NICKELS RUMMY
    Due to popular demand, another exciting card game is coming to Tosh Collins! Join us for nickels (otherwise known as Nickel Nickel) on Monday afternoons. For those unfamiliar with the game, Nickels is similar to Rummy, with the twist of betting nickels. So bring in your nickel collection and come join us for another thrilling card games experience! The first game will be held on March 6, no reservations necessary.


     

Tuesday May 7, 2024

  • Better Body Balance

    Tuesday May 7, 2024 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM

    BETTER BODY BALANCE


    Better Body Balance for Seniors is a specialized fitness class designed to enhance the physical and mental well-being of older adults by focusing on improving their balance, stability, and overall body strength. This class is tailored to meet the unique needs and abilities of seniors, helping them maintain an active and independent lifestyle. 


    Each session starts with a gentle warm-up, including light stretching and breathing exercises to prepare the body and mind. Some balance drills and specific exercises will be offered to challenge and improve balance. Light weights, or bodyweight exercises will be used to build strength in the legs, core, and upper body. Stretching routines are incorporated to maintain or improve flexibility, aiding in mobility and preventing muscle stiffness. 


    The class focuses on movements that mimic everyday activities, such as bending, reaching, and squatting, to enhance functional fitness. Each session concludes with a cool-down segment to gradually lower heart rate and prevent muscle soreness.


    . $5 or purchase an exercise card (10 classes for $30)

  • Lunch

    Tuesday May 7, 2024 11:30 AM to 12:30 PM

  • Case Management Drop-In

    Tuesday May 7, 2024 12:00 PM to 3:30 PM

    CASE MANAGEMENT SERVICES
    Do you, or someone you know, need assistance with obtaining food, light housekeeping, or completing applications? Are you unsure what other linkages and services are available to seniors through Erie County? Our knowledgeable team is here to advise you. Stop in every Tuesday from 12 pm - 3:30 pm to meet with a member of our case management team:
    Kelly Blackey, Rob Brandon, Becky Kozminski, or Mark Bunting. Contact Kelly at 716-822-4532 x 103 for more information.

  • BINGO!

    Tuesday May 7, 2024 12:30 PM to 2:00 PM

Wednesday May 8, 2024

  • Mindful Movement & Guided Meditation

    Wednesday May 8, 2024 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM

    MINDFUL MOVEMENT & GUIDED MEDITATION with Jessie Reino


    Looking for a quieter practice?  This class is for you. Jessie will guide you through some gentle, chair based movement focused on connecting the breath and the body.  This will be followed by a short guided relaxation and Jessie will finish the class by guiding you through a themed meditation.  This practice can help ease anxiety and stress.  Increase focus, positive feelings and improve overall mood. Class starts at 10 am. $5 per class or purchase an exercise card (10 classes for $30).

  • Lunch

    Wednesday May 8, 2024 11:30 AM to 12:30 PM

  • Sign Language Class

    Wednesday May 8, 2024 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM

    SIGN LANGUAGE (ASL) CLASS COMING IN MAY


    Introduction to ASL and Deaf Culture.
    Wednesdays— May 1st through May 29th 2 PM—3 PM


    This five-session class will focus on proper hand shapes, sign space, parameter of a sign, alphabet, numbers, introductions, personal information, yes/no questions, basic greetings, and Deaf Culture. No previous Sign Language experience required nor expected! By Deaf Access Services.


    $20 for 5 weeks if paid in advance, or $5 per class day of.
    Register with Kim at the front desk.


     

Thursday May 9, 2024

  • Chair Yoga

    Thursday May 9, 2024 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM

    Jessie will guide you through this gentle chair yoga class that includes simple breath work, seated poses, standing poses using the chair for support and a guided relaxation at the end.  This class is beginner friendly.  You will leave the class feeling refreshed, relaxed and happy! Class starts at 10 am.

  • Lunch

    Thursday May 9, 2024 11:30 AM to 12:30 PM

  • Poker

    Thursday May 9, 2024 12:30 PM to 3:00 PM

    KNOW WHEN TO HOLD ‘EM!
    KNOW WHEN TO FOLD ‘EM!


    Join us for Texas Hold Em’ Poker - Beginners are welcome. We will be using nickels to gamble with so don’t forget to bring in your nickels or bring in a couple dollars and we can give you change. The format is Sit & Go so participants can join and leave when needed. Max bet for a hand is 25 cents and we will be playing with one blind which will stay at 1 nickel. No need to RSVP!
    Poker starts Thursday September 1st @ 12:30 pm.


     

  • Wii Bowling

    Thursday May 9, 2024 12:30 PM to 2:30 PM

    Wii Bowling is rolling into Thursdays for the Spring! 


    4 people can play at a time for a fun afternoon. 


    Beginners are welcome. 

Friday May 10, 2024

  • Friday Fitness

    Friday May 10, 2024 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM

    Shake your groove thing with Jessie in this accessible fitness class.  We will warm-up and get moving to some great music from all different decades.  Routines are simple, easy to follow and lots of fun!  All movements can be done seated in a chair or standing and are beginner friendly. Class starts at 10am. $5 per class or purchase an exercise card (10 classes for $30)


     

  • Silver Pride

    Friday May 10, 2024 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM

    PRIDE COMES TO TOSH COLLINS


    The South Buffalo Community Association is proud to partner with the Pride Center of Western New York to bring a great new monthly event to the Tosh Collins Center.


    The Silver Pride Project


    The Silver Pride Project is a Pride Center initiative that’s all about creating better conversations and improved social engagement with our older members of the LGBTQ+ community. By understanding people’s experiences we can facilitate greater social connectivity, improve social inclusion and evolve services to meet the needs of our LGBTQ+ elders.


    LGBTQ+ Seniors Coffee Hour


    Also known as the Silver Pride Coffee Hour, is an opportunity for LGBTQ+ seniors to come together and enjoy a morning of refreshments and conversation. Tosh Collins will begin hosting this monthly event on Friday June 10th from 10am-Noon and will meet the 2nd Friday of every month.
    Contact Michael Weidrich for more information at 822-4532 x101 or email michael @ southbuffalo.org


     

  • Lunch

    Friday May 10, 2024 11:30 AM to 12:30 PM

  • BINGO!

    Friday May 10, 2024 12:30 PM to 2:00 PM

Saturday May 11, 2024

  • UFO & Paranormal┬áMeetup of WNY

    Saturday May 11, 2024 11:00 AM to 2:00 PM

    UFO & Paranormal  Meetup of WNY


    2nd Saturday of the month
    11 AM—2 PM
    For more info, contact
    Cintemple@ymail.com  or call 716-931-0430


     

Monday May 13, 2024

  • Move & Groove Mondays

    Monday May 13, 2024 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM

    Move & Groove Mondays with Jess Reino. If you love Friday Fitness with Jess, you will love Move & Groove Monday..   We warm up and then get moving to some fun medium tempo music from your favorite artists.  We work on building strength using light weights as well as balance and coordination.  All movements can be done seated in a chair or standing.  Every class ends with a cool down, stretches and a smile.  Class starts at 10 AM. $5 per class or purchase an exercise card (10 classes for $30)

  • Lunch

    Monday May 13, 2024 11:30 AM to 12:30 PM

    The Tosh Collins Center is host to the Erie County Stay Fit Dining Program. A hot lunch will be served from 11:30 AM to 12:30 PM, with a suggest donation of $3 for seniors over 60 and $5 for everyone else. Reservations must be 24 hours in advance by call Kelly at 822-4532 x103 or email kelly@southbuffalo.org 


    Be sure to check out the menu for the month here https://www.southbuffalo.org/lunch

  • Nickels Rummy

    Monday May 13, 2024 12:30 PM to 2:00 PM

    NICKELS RUMMY
    Due to popular demand, another exciting card game is coming to Tosh Collins! Join us for nickels (otherwise known as Nickel Nickel) on Monday afternoons. For those unfamiliar with the game, Nickels is similar to Rummy, with the twist of betting nickels. So bring in your nickel collection and come join us for another thrilling card games experience! The first game will be held on March 6, no reservations necessary.


     

  • TV Trivia

    Monday May 13, 2024 12:30 PM to 1:30 PM

Tuesday May 14, 2024

  • Better Body Balance

    Tuesday May 14, 2024 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM

    BETTER BODY BALANCE


    Better Body Balance for Seniors is a specialized fitness class designed to enhance the physical and mental well-being of older adults by focusing on improving their balance, stability, and overall body strength. This class is tailored to meet the unique needs and abilities of seniors, helping them maintain an active and independent lifestyle. 


    Each session starts with a gentle warm-up, including light stretching and breathing exercises to prepare the body and mind. Some balance drills and specific exercises will be offered to challenge and improve balance. Light weights, or bodyweight exercises will be used to build strength in the legs, core, and upper body. Stretching routines are incorporated to maintain or improve flexibility, aiding in mobility and preventing muscle stiffness. 


    The class focuses on movements that mimic everyday activities, such as bending, reaching, and squatting, to enhance functional fitness. Each session concludes with a cool-down segment to gradually lower heart rate and prevent muscle soreness.


    . $5 or purchase an exercise card (10 classes for $30)

  • Lunch

    Tuesday May 14, 2024 11:30 AM to 12:30 PM

  • Case Management Drop-In

    Tuesday May 14, 2024 12:00 PM to 3:30 PM

    CASE MANAGEMENT SERVICES
    Do you, or someone you know, need assistance with obtaining food, light housekeeping, or completing applications? Are you unsure what other linkages and services are available to seniors through Erie County? Our knowledgeable team is here to advise you. Stop in every Tuesday from 12 pm - 3:30 pm to meet with a member of our case management team:
    Kelly Blackey, Rob Brandon, Becky Kozminski, or Mark Bunting. Contact Kelly at 716-822-4532 x 103 for more information.

  • BINGO!

    Tuesday May 14, 2024 12:30 PM to 2:00 PM

Wednesday May 15, 2024

  • Mindful Movement & Guided Meditation

    Wednesday May 15, 2024 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM

    MINDFUL MOVEMENT & GUIDED MEDITATION with Jessie Reino


    Looking for a quieter practice?  This class is for you. Jessie will guide you through some gentle, chair based movement focused on connecting the breath and the body.  This will be followed by a short guided relaxation and Jessie will finish the class by guiding you through a themed meditation.  This practice can help ease anxiety and stress.  Increase focus, positive feelings and improve overall mood. Class starts at 10 am. $5 per class or purchase an exercise card (10 classes for $30).

  • Lunch

    Wednesday May 15, 2024 11:30 AM to 12:30 PM

  • Sign Language Class

    Wednesday May 15, 2024 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM

    SIGN LANGUAGE (ASL) CLASS COMING IN MAY


    Introduction to ASL and Deaf Culture.
    Wednesdays— May 1st through May 29th 2 PM—3 PM


    This five-session class will focus on proper hand shapes, sign space, parameter of a sign, alphabet, numbers, introductions, personal information, yes/no questions, basic greetings, and Deaf Culture. No previous Sign Language experience required nor expected! By Deaf Access Services.


    $20 for 5 weeks if paid in advance, or $5 per class day of.
    Register with Kim at the front desk.


     

Thursday May 16, 2024

  • Chair Yoga

    Thursday May 16, 2024 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM

    Jessie will guide you through this gentle chair yoga class that includes simple breath work, seated poses, standing poses using the chair for support and a guided relaxation at the end.  This class is beginner friendly.  You will leave the class feeling refreshed, relaxed and happy! Class starts at 10 am.

  • Lunch

    Thursday May 16, 2024 11:30 AM to 12:30 PM

  • Poker

    Thursday May 16, 2024 12:30 PM to 3:00 PM

    KNOW WHEN TO HOLD ‘EM!
    KNOW WHEN TO FOLD ‘EM!


    Join us for Texas Hold Em’ Poker - Beginners are welcome. We will be using nickels to gamble with so don’t forget to bring in your nickels or bring in a couple dollars and we can give you change. The format is Sit & Go so participants can join and leave when needed. Max bet for a hand is 25 cents and we will be playing with one blind which will stay at 1 nickel. No need to RSVP!
    Poker starts Thursday September 1st @ 12:30 pm.


     

  • Wii Bowling

    Thursday May 16, 2024 12:30 PM to 2:30 PM

    Wii Bowling is rolling into Thursdays for the Spring! 


    4 people can play at a time for a fun afternoon. 


    Beginners are welcome. 

Friday May 17, 2024

  • Friday Fitness

    Friday May 17, 2024 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM

    Shake your groove thing with Jessie in this accessible fitness class.  We will warm-up and get moving to some great music from all different decades.  Routines are simple, easy to follow and lots of fun!  All movements can be done seated in a chair or standing and are beginner friendly. Class starts at 10am. $5 per class or purchase an exercise card (10 classes for $30)


     

  • Lunch

    Friday May 17, 2024 11:30 AM to 12:30 PM

  • Lunch & Learn

    Friday May 17, 2024 11:30 AM to 12:30 PM

    University Express returns to the Tosh Collins Senior Center with another great line-up for the Spring Semester. Our Lunch & Learns have been so popular with some classes standing room only! Sign up with Kim at the front desk or call 822-4532 to register for lunch and to learn then stay for BINGO !


     


    Friday May 3- 11:30 AM
    Western New York First (and a couple seconds) with Alan Nowicki
    Take this fun journey through Western New York history with various facts and stories about the people, inventions and accomplishments that were first done in our area.


     


    Friday May 17- 11:30 AM
    Half a Century of Working Women
    with Cheryl McDonald
    From Irish immigrants arriving on ships to Rosie the Riveter building war planes, women have helped shape our city and beyond. Whether managing the world's largest box company or running a nightclub on Michigan Avenue, Buffalo women have not shied away from hard work and entrepreneurship. We’ll look at the period from 1900 to 1950 to meet some of these amazing women


     


    Friday May 31- 11:30 AM
    Buffalo's Sporting Life
    with Joe Wasik
    Are you a diehard Buffalo Sabres fan? Do you keep rooting for the Bills year after year? Are you just getting into all that Buffalo sports has to offer? Whether an aficionado or an amateur, this talk is for you! Presented through the eyes of a 60-year-old lifelong Buffalo sports fan, this talk will focus on professional sports in Buffalo through the years, including the history of the Bills, the Bisons, the Braves, the Sabres, and more


     


    Friday June 14- 11:30 AM
    The Irish and the Erie Canal
    with Michael McCarthy
    The Erie Canal was intended to be built with local labor however the further west they went the labor force dwindled. The canal was completed with the help of poor, unpopular, and unruly Irish immigrants. This presentation chronicles the issues and scope of the Irish intrusion.


     


    Friday June 28- 11:30 AM
    Remembering Buffalo's Yesteryear Restaurants
    with Marla Bujnicki
    Step back in time to when the Park Lane was a converted mansion on Gates Circle, Liberace was gaining popularity courtesy of the DiGuilio family- owned 3l Club, the Cloister was the place to be seen and you were spun around, albeit lightly, as you enjoyed a beverage at the Chez Ami. Both memories and taste buds will be revived as we recall and share some of our more memorable dining experiences.


     


    Friday July 12- 11:30 AM
    History of Buffalo Roadways: From Footpaths to Roundabouts!
    with Kenneth Kuminski
    We sure have come a long way from the unexplored wilderness our area was at the end of the Revolution in 1783! WNY is home to two major east-west transcontinental highways - Interstate 90, the longest route in the Interstate Highway System, and U.S. Route 20, the longest road in the older US Numbered Highway System and also the longest road in America. Join us to learn more fascinating history about our Buffalo Roadways.


     

  • BINGO!

    Friday May 17, 2024 12:30 PM to 2:00 PM

Monday May 20, 2024

  • Move & Groove Mondays

    Monday May 20, 2024 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM

    Move & Groove Mondays with Jess Reino. If you love Friday Fitness with Jess, you will love Move & Groove Monday..   We warm up and then get moving to some fun medium tempo music from your favorite artists.  We work on building strength using light weights as well as balance and coordination.  All movements can be done seated in a chair or standing.  Every class ends with a cool down, stretches and a smile.  Class starts at 10 AM. $5 per class or purchase an exercise card (10 classes for $30)

  • Lunch

    Monday May 20, 2024 11:30 AM to 12:30 PM

    The Tosh Collins Center is host to the Erie County Stay Fit Dining Program. A hot lunch will be served from 11:30 AM to 12:30 PM, with a suggest donation of $3 for seniors over 60 and $5 for everyone else. Reservations must be 24 hours in advance by call Kelly at 822-4532 x103 or email kelly@southbuffalo.org 


    Be sure to check out the menu for the month here https://www.southbuffalo.org/lunch

  • Nickels Rummy

    Monday May 20, 2024 12:30 PM to 2:00 PM

    NICKELS RUMMY
    Due to popular demand, another exciting card game is coming to Tosh Collins! Join us for nickels (otherwise known as Nickel Nickel) on Monday afternoons. For those unfamiliar with the game, Nickels is similar to Rummy, with the twist of betting nickels. So bring in your nickel collection and come join us for another thrilling card games experience! The first game will be held on March 6, no reservations necessary.


     

Tuesday May 21, 2024

  • Better Body Balance

    Tuesday May 21, 2024 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM

    BETTER BODY BALANCE


    Better Body Balance for Seniors is a specialized fitness class designed to enhance the physical and mental well-being of older adults by focusing on improving their balance, stability, and overall body strength. This class is tailored to meet the unique needs and abilities of seniors, helping them maintain an active and independent lifestyle. 


    Each session starts with a gentle warm-up, including light stretching and breathing exercises to prepare the body and mind. Some balance drills and specific exercises will be offered to challenge and improve balance. Light weights, or bodyweight exercises will be used to build strength in the legs, core, and upper body. Stretching routines are incorporated to maintain or improve flexibility, aiding in mobility and preventing muscle stiffness. 


    The class focuses on movements that mimic everyday activities, such as bending, reaching, and squatting, to enhance functional fitness. Each session concludes with a cool-down segment to gradually lower heart rate and prevent muscle soreness.


    . $5 or purchase an exercise card (10 classes for $30)

  • Lunch

    Tuesday May 21, 2024 11:30 AM to 12:30 PM

  • Case Management Drop-In

    Tuesday May 21, 2024 12:00 PM to 3:30 PM

    CASE MANAGEMENT SERVICES
    Do you, or someone you know, need assistance with obtaining food, light housekeeping, or completing applications? Are you unsure what other linkages and services are available to seniors through Erie County? Our knowledgeable team is here to advise you. Stop in every Tuesday from 12 pm - 3:30 pm to meet with a member of our case management team:
    Kelly Blackey, Rob Brandon, Becky Kozminski, or Mark Bunting. Contact Kelly at 716-822-4532 x 103 for more information.

  • BINGO!

    Tuesday May 21, 2024 12:30 PM to 2:00 PM

Wednesday May 22, 2024

  • Mindful Movement & Guided Meditation

    Wednesday May 22, 2024 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM

    MINDFUL MOVEMENT & GUIDED MEDITATION with Jessie Reino


    Looking for a quieter practice?  This class is for you. Jessie will guide you through some gentle, chair based movement focused on connecting the breath and the body.  This will be followed by a short guided relaxation and Jessie will finish the class by guiding you through a themed meditation.  This practice can help ease anxiety and stress.  Increase focus, positive feelings and improve overall mood. Class starts at 10 am. $5 per class or purchase an exercise card (10 classes for $30).

  • Lunch

    Wednesday May 22, 2024 11:30 AM to 12:30 PM

  • Sign Language Class

    Wednesday May 22, 2024 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM

    SIGN LANGUAGE (ASL) CLASS COMING IN MAY


    Introduction to ASL and Deaf Culture.
    Wednesdays— May 1st through May 29th 2 PM—3 PM


    This five-session class will focus on proper hand shapes, sign space, parameter of a sign, alphabet, numbers, introductions, personal information, yes/no questions, basic greetings, and Deaf Culture. No previous Sign Language experience required nor expected! By Deaf Access Services.


    $20 for 5 weeks if paid in advance, or $5 per class day of.
    Register with Kim at the front desk.


     

Thursday May 23, 2024

  • Chair Yoga

    Thursday May 23, 2024 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM

    Jessie will guide you through this gentle chair yoga class that includes simple breath work, seated poses, standing poses using the chair for support and a guided relaxation at the end.  This class is beginner friendly.  You will leave the class feeling refreshed, relaxed and happy! Class starts at 10 am.

  • Lunch

    Thursday May 23, 2024 11:30 AM to 12:30 PM

  • Poker

    Thursday May 23, 2024 12:30 PM to 3:00 PM

    KNOW WHEN TO HOLD ‘EM!
    KNOW WHEN TO FOLD ‘EM!


    Join us for Texas Hold Em’ Poker - Beginners are welcome. We will be using nickels to gamble with so don’t forget to bring in your nickels or bring in a couple dollars and we can give you change. The format is Sit & Go so participants can join and leave when needed. Max bet for a hand is 25 cents and we will be playing with one blind which will stay at 1 nickel. No need to RSVP!
    Poker starts Thursday September 1st @ 12:30 pm.


     

  • Wii Bowling

    Thursday May 23, 2024 12:30 PM to 2:30 PM

    Wii Bowling is rolling into Thursdays for the Spring! 


    4 people can play at a time for a fun afternoon. 


    Beginners are welcome. 

Friday May 24, 2024

  • Friday Fitness

    Friday May 24, 2024 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM

    Shake your groove thing with Jessie in this accessible fitness class.  We will warm-up and get moving to some great music from all different decades.  Routines are simple, easy to follow and lots of fun!  All movements can be done seated in a chair or standing and are beginner friendly. Class starts at 10am. $5 per class or purchase an exercise card (10 classes for $30)


     

  • Lunch

    Friday May 24, 2024 11:30 AM to 12:30 PM

  • BINGO!

    Friday May 24, 2024 12:30 PM to 2:00 PM

Monday May 27, 2024

  • CLOSED - MEMORIAL DAY

    Monday May 27, 2024 All day

Tuesday May 28, 2024

  • Better Body Balance

    Tuesday May 28, 2024 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM

    BETTER BODY BALANCE


    Better Body Balance for Seniors is a specialized fitness class designed to enhance the physical and mental well-being of older adults by focusing on improving their balance, stability, and overall body strength. This class is tailored to meet the unique needs and abilities of seniors, helping them maintain an active and independent lifestyle. 


    Each session starts with a gentle warm-up, including light stretching and breathing exercises to prepare the body and mind. Some balance drills and specific exercises will be offered to challenge and improve balance. Light weights, or bodyweight exercises will be used to build strength in the legs, core, and upper body. Stretching routines are incorporated to maintain or improve flexibility, aiding in mobility and preventing muscle stiffness. 


    The class focuses on movements that mimic everyday activities, such as bending, reaching, and squatting, to enhance functional fitness. Each session concludes with a cool-down segment to gradually lower heart rate and prevent muscle soreness.


    . $5 or purchase an exercise card (10 classes for $30)

  • Lunch

    Tuesday May 28, 2024 11:30 AM to 12:30 PM

  • Case Management Drop-In

    Tuesday May 28, 2024 12:00 PM to 3:30 PM

    CASE MANAGEMENT SERVICES
    Do you, or someone you know, need assistance with obtaining food, light housekeeping, or completing applications? Are you unsure what other linkages and services are available to seniors through Erie County? Our knowledgeable team is here to advise you. Stop in every Tuesday from 12 pm - 3:30 pm to meet with a member of our case management team:
    Kelly Blackey, Rob Brandon, Becky Kozminski, or Mark Bunting. Contact Kelly at 716-822-4532 x 103 for more information.

  • BINGO!

    Tuesday May 28, 2024 12:30 PM to 2:00 PM

Wednesday May 29, 2024

  • Mindful Movement & Guided Meditation

    Wednesday May 29, 2024 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM

    MINDFUL MOVEMENT & GUIDED MEDITATION with Jessie Reino


    Looking for a quieter practice?  This class is for you. Jessie will guide you through some gentle, chair based movement focused on connecting the breath and the body.  This will be followed by a short guided relaxation and Jessie will finish the class by guiding you through a themed meditation.  This practice can help ease anxiety and stress.  Increase focus, positive feelings and improve overall mood. Class starts at 10 am. $5 per class or purchase an exercise card (10 classes for $30).

  • Lunch

    Wednesday May 29, 2024 11:30 AM to 12:30 PM

  • Sign Language Class

    Wednesday May 29, 2024 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM

    SIGN LANGUAGE (ASL) CLASS COMING IN MAY


    Introduction to ASL and Deaf Culture.
    Wednesdays— May 1st through May 29th 2 PM—3 PM


    This five-session class will focus on proper hand shapes, sign space, parameter of a sign, alphabet, numbers, introductions, personal information, yes/no questions, basic greetings, and Deaf Culture. No previous Sign Language experience required nor expected! By Deaf Access Services.


    $20 for 5 weeks if paid in advance, or $5 per class day of.
    Register with Kim at the front desk.


     

Thursday May 30, 2024

  • Chair Yoga

    Thursday May 30, 2024 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM

    Jessie will guide you through this gentle chair yoga class that includes simple breath work, seated poses, standing poses using the chair for support and a guided relaxation at the end.  This class is beginner friendly.  You will leave the class feeling refreshed, relaxed and happy! Class starts at 10 am.

  • Lunch

    Thursday May 30, 2024 11:30 AM to 12:30 PM

  • Poker

    Thursday May 30, 2024 12:30 PM to 3:00 PM

    KNOW WHEN TO HOLD ‘EM!
    KNOW WHEN TO FOLD ‘EM!


    Join us for Texas Hold Em’ Poker - Beginners are welcome. We will be using nickels to gamble with so don’t forget to bring in your nickels or bring in a couple dollars and we can give you change. The format is Sit & Go so participants can join and leave when needed. Max bet for a hand is 25 cents and we will be playing with one blind which will stay at 1 nickel. No need to RSVP!
    Poker starts Thursday September 1st @ 12:30 pm.


     

  • Wii Bowling

    Thursday May 30, 2024 12:30 PM to 2:30 PM

    Wii Bowling is rolling into Thursdays for the Spring! 


    4 people can play at a time for a fun afternoon. 


    Beginners are welcome. 

Friday May 31, 2024

  • Friday Fitness

    Friday May 31, 2024 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM

    Shake your groove thing with Jessie in this accessible fitness class.  We will warm-up and get moving to some great music from all different decades.  Routines are simple, easy to follow and lots of fun!  All movements can be done seated in a chair or standing and are beginner friendly. Class starts at 10am. $5 per class or purchase an exercise card (10 classes for $30)


     

  • Lunch

    Friday May 31, 2024 11:30 AM to 12:30 PM

  • Lunch & Learn

    Friday May 31, 2024 11:30 AM to 12:30 PM

    University Express returns to the Tosh Collins Senior Center with another great line-up for the Spring Semester. Our Lunch & Learns have been so popular with some classes standing room only! Sign up with Kim at the front desk or call 822-4532 to register for lunch and to learn then stay for BINGO !


     


    Friday May 3- 11:30 AM
    Western New York First (and a couple seconds) with Alan Nowicki
    Take this fun journey through Western New York history with various facts and stories about the people, inventions and accomplishments that were first done in our area.


     


    Friday May 17- 11:30 AM
    Half a Century of Working Women
    with Cheryl McDonald
    From Irish immigrants arriving on ships to Rosie the Riveter building war planes, women have helped shape our city and beyond. Whether managing the world's largest box company or running a nightclub on Michigan Avenue, Buffalo women have not shied away from hard work and entrepreneurship. We’ll look at the period from 1900 to 1950 to meet some of these amazing women


     


    Friday May 31- 11:30 AM
    Buffalo's Sporting Life
    with Joe Wasik
    Are you a diehard Buffalo Sabres fan? Do you keep rooting for the Bills year after year? Are you just getting into all that Buffalo sports has to offer? Whether an aficionado or an amateur, this talk is for you! Presented through the eyes of a 60-year-old lifelong Buffalo sports fan, this talk will focus on professional sports in Buffalo through the years, including the history of the Bills, the Bisons, the Braves, the Sabres, and more


     


    Friday June 14- 11:30 AM
    The Irish and the Erie Canal
    with Michael McCarthy
    The Erie Canal was intended to be built with local labor however the further west they went the labor force dwindled. The canal was completed with the help of poor, unpopular, and unruly Irish immigrants. This presentation chronicles the issues and scope of the Irish intrusion.


     


    Friday June 28- 11:30 AM
    Remembering Buffalo's Yesteryear Restaurants
    with Marla Bujnicki
    Step back in time to when the Park Lane was a converted mansion on Gates Circle, Liberace was gaining popularity courtesy of the DiGuilio family- owned 3l Club, the Cloister was the place to be seen and you were spun around, albeit lightly, as you enjoyed a beverage at the Chez Ami. Both memories and taste buds will be revived as we recall and share some of our more memorable dining experiences.


     


    Friday July 12- 11:30 AM
    History of Buffalo Roadways: From Footpaths to Roundabouts!
    with Kenneth Kuminski
    We sure have come a long way from the unexplored wilderness our area was at the end of the Revolution in 1783! WNY is home to two major east-west transcontinental highways - Interstate 90, the longest route in the Interstate Highway System, and U.S. Route 20, the longest road in the older US Numbered Highway System and also the longest road in America. Join us to learn more fascinating history about our Buffalo Roadways.


     

  • BINGO!

    Friday May 31, 2024 12:30 PM to 2:00 PM